What Else Can Security Cameras Do?

June 26th, 2019

One investment that can add more protection and peace of mind to your Houston, TX home or business is a security camera system. These cameras are great because, when they see things clearly, they are infallible witnesses that can help with criminal investigations and even prosecution in court.

However, if you are thinking about getting surveillance cameras you can do a lot more than just enjoy some criminal deterrence. Surveillance cameras can do a lot of other things for you, and here are some of the biggest advantages.

Be An Effective Neighborhood Watch Element

Surveillance cameras protect your Houston, TX home or business, but, when integrated as part of a larger network, they can protect your neighborhood. If others in your neighborhood are also setting up cameras, think about adding a few extra, not just for coverage of your own home, but the street.

This way, if there are any break-ins, or even rumors about people cruising in cars, talking to children, one of these cameras could provide vital clues to help the police.

Keep Peace In The Home

If you have strangers regularly coming into your home, such as people to clean the home, the swimming pool, or gardeners for landscaping maintenance, surveillance cameras inside the house can ensure that everyone is on their best behavior. Unfortunately, theft from workers does sometimes happen, but this will either deter them from doing so or, if they proceed, provide the evidence.

This can also be great for ensuring the proper behavior of pets and children. Because surveillance cameras are wireless, you can check on the footage any time you like from devices like your smartphone. You can check to see if the children have come, or even snuck out. You can review footage to find out if the dog really did knock something over, or the pets are being blamed for something one of the children did.

Keep Your Parents Safe

If you’ve got elderly parents that want to continue living in their own home, but are now at the age where mobility, fragility or senility are becoming issues, surveillance cameras inside can help. If you call their home and no one answers, but you know they should be home, for example, the cameras can quickly let you see if everything is all right, or if they’ve fallen and are unable to call for help.

Employee Supervision

If your cameras are at your workplace, having some inside the workplace can help improve your business practices. Not only can more carefully review how employees work, whether they are taking proper safety precautions, and reduce your chances of internal theft, you can even use these cameras to resolve disputes.

For example, if a customer makes one claim about poor customer treatment, but your employee claims otherwise, a review of the footage—especially if your cameras also pick up the audio—can quickly put your employee in the clear, and perhaps even help you avoid a fraudulent claim.

There are plenty of additional uses for surveillance cameras besides just protection from crime. If you’re interested in having your own camera network, contact us. We can help find the right one for you.


"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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